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Privacy

Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential – TechCrunch

In recent months, pressure has been mounting for major tech firms to develop strong policies regarding facial recognition. Microsoft has helped lead the way on that front, promising to put in place stricter policies, calling for greater regulation and asking fellow companies to follow suit....

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Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies – TechCrunch

Thibault Schrepel Contributor Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy. While statements and position papers from most central banks were generally skeptical of cryptocurrencies, the times...

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Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition – TechCrunch

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way of forcing...

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Google ‘incognito’ search results still vary from person to person, DDG study finds – TechCrunch

A study of Google search results by anti-tracking rival DuckDuckGo has suggested that escaping the so-called ‘filter bubble’ of personalized online searches is a perniciously hard problem for the put upon Internet consumer who just wants to carve out a little unbiased space online, free...

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Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to settle charges that it violated a federal children’s privacy law. The penalty is said to be the largest ever issued...

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology,...

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